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articles as the chief crop executors defense her actions, we speak to aaron swartz's girlfriend, taren stinebrickner-kauffman and computer security consultant alex stamos who would have been the chief expert witness for the defense. then, tavis smiley on poverty. >> when people have no hope for the future, they have no power in the present, something must be done to save this democracy by doing something about this growing gap between the have got and the have-nots, the rich and the rest of us. we will keep pushing the president and talking about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition maga
was arraigned today at joint base lewis-mcchord, near seattle. outside court, defense lawyers said bales has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. questions swirled today around notre dame football star manti te'o. it came out wednesday that the story of his on-line girlfriend, who supposedly died of leukemia, was all a hoax, and that she never existed. the website broke the story, and said te'o may have been complicit in the ruse. the university said its investigation showed the middle linebacker was duped. athletic director jack swarbrick spoke last night. >> i want to stress as someone who has probably been engaged in this as anyone, in the past couple of weeks, that nothing about what i have learned has shaken my faith in manti te'o. one iota. >> sreenivasan: in his own statement, te'o said he was the victim of a sick joke. notre dame officials said the motive for the scam remains unclear. the international olympic committee stripped lance armstrong today of the bronze cycling medal he won in the 2000 summer games. the announcement came amid reports that armstr
srepublican senator chuck hagel to head the department of defense has generated heat and light. zbigniew brzezinski, general john johns, brent scowcroft, as well as colin powell and former defense secretary bob gates. the senate has rejected only nine cabinet nominees to will chuck hagel be the 10th? >> i don't think so. i thought he would have an easier time that he has, but when all is said and done, there are lots of people from the bush administration, high-visibility people -- npr on friday morning , one spoke extreme in the -- extremely well of hagel. but the way that republicans are approaching cabinet appointments at the moment is different from what we've seen and the past. i am not sure whether it is a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing, and they will have their day in the sun, or whether they are serious about this. if they are, then harry reid has a proposal to change the rules and the senate and it might -- there are a few democrats who might have reservations about it. >> will take a week confirmed, evan -- chuck hagel be confirmed, evan? >> i think he will. he has a
category that include the most popular guns used for self-defense, competition, and hunting. when president obama promises that no one's talking about taking away your hunting rifle or your self-defense handgun, it matters that gun control activists may, in fact, be talking about taking away your hunting rifle or your self-defense handgun, whether they know it or not. so let's forgo the arbitrary, ambiguous, fearmongering terms and get real specific about what we actually mean by gun control. it may be politically effective to rail against rapid fire, high capacity, assault weapons. doesn't actually mean anything. so if we're serious, we should at least start by getting the terms right. okay. that does it for "the cycle." martin, it's all yours. >> just a quick question. how many rounds did jared loughner fire off before he was tackled? >> what's your point? >> how many rounds had he fired off? >> i'm not sure. i don't remember. >> 31. >> okay. >> he was actually tackled because he was reloading. >> we should be trying to stop crazy people and criminals, martin, from shooting one person, no
to help train malian forces. defense secretary leon panetta said the united states has a responsibility to go after al qaeda. he said u.s. forces plan to share intelligence they gained by using drones with their french allies. he says they'll provide mid air refueling to support french pilots. >>> nuclear power representatives from around the world have met in malaysia to discuss energy in southeast asia. the region needs a way to fuel its rapidly growing economy. about 300 government and corporate officials met in the capital and talked about the advantages and challenges of introducing nuclear power plants. malaysian and indonesian officials say power remains the main option for growing economies with high energy demands and say this is in spite of strong public opposition after the fukushima disaster. they both guarantee the safety of nuclear energy. the administration is working on transforming the energy policies. the trade minster said the country will export nuclear infrastructure after ensuring that it's safe. >> translator: japan has accumulated technology and human resources r
concern. in fact, our defense minister is in town today at the pentagon, discussing some of these issues. he has come with a detailed list of the enablers the afghan national army needs, including, as you mentioned, long-range artillery and intelligence- gathering capabilities. fixed-wing and rotary aircraft for transportation. we have been completely dependent for all of these things on nato and our other friends and allies. again, a lot of these equipments are not as expensive as conducting these operations with nato in afghanistan. if there is a political will, it is doable. the same thing as far as the salaries of the afghan national army and police. yes, it is a significant number, considering the afghan economy. or the withdrawal of each international troops from afghanistan, we can sustain 80 afghan national army soldiers on the ground, if there is a willingness to continue with this mission. as you mentioned, to come with a more reasonable definition of success in afghanistan, which has come up to now, then diminished, what it means to succeed here in afghanistan. >> the end of t
officially welco the military action. the defense department released a grim report today, at its highest levels since 2001. another 110 are suspected suicides bringing the total to near 350. that number is actually higher than the number of combat deaths in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says a report shows the severe strains of more than a decade of fighting in iraq and afghanistan. u.s. troops left iraq in late 2011 and most of the remaining soldiers in afghanistan will be returning home by the end of 2014. jessica? >> thank you, janel. >>> three decades after natalie woods' death, a coroner's review is raising questions about bruises found on her body. wood died in 1981 while on a yacht trip off catalina island with her husband, robert wagner, and then co-star christopher. her death was originally ruled an accidentally drowning. but her family spent years demanding review of the evidence. the result, a ten-page report in which the cause of her death was changed to drowning and other undetermined factors. they're still not calling it a homicide but fresh bruises on her upper right
of terrific defense. the solving of this problem -- let me see if i can get this clear for you. this is peter, right? what i was pointing out is that in california we have a responsibility to make sure that every weapon is transferred. i was a firearms license dealer for 25 years so i know what i am talking about. the result of that is -- you brought up the gun show loophole, which is important. people in other states can go and buy weapons in virginia, but it in the back of their car and take it across to pennsylvania. i was watching c-span earlier this morning. the mayor of philadelphia said they have guns were the criminals are renting guns they have bought in virginia. it is very important which has not been addressed, if you are going to register firearms, it has to be across the board. that means for people who are police officers, people who are bureaucrats, people who are elected officials -- anyone. you cannot have a two tiered system where half of the people that are just civilians have to abide by the laws and everybody else does not. one of the most important factors that each fir
in the way in two ways. if you're a company that does business with the defense department, if you're watching this sequestration madness. our the debt ceiling madness, are you going to be hiring new people? are you going to be expanding production? no, you're going to be wondering, is the defense department budget cut by 20%, 10%? so there is that -- >> you will hesitate to make certain business decisions, particularly hiring decisions? >> exactly. republicans often talk about how uncertainty makes businesses not expand production. well this is the biggest uncertainty is the craziness over the debt ceiling. and the second biggest is on the sequestration. there's that piece of it. but there's the broader piece that you and i have talked about. which is we need to do more than just have a cyclical upturn. what you were describing very elegantly. exactly right, is that there's a cyclical rise, return of the american economy. housing is up, energy production is up. but there's a broader issue, which is how do we get the kind of growth we used to have in this country. three, 4% growth.
the best defense. >> do you remember all those bets that i made? i'm going to collect on them! >> reporter: alecia reed, kron 4. >> it was more then fun and games. san francisco police were also busy during and after last night's game at the stick. officers kicked 92 spectators out of the stadium. another 25 people were arrested for public intoxication. and two additional arrests were made for a car burglary. two more people were arrested for d-u-is. >> police in san francisco are investigating a shooting saturday night that hospitalized two people. officers found a wounded man and woman in 13-hundred block of alemany boulevard just after ten o'clock last night. the victims are ageds 50 and 80. they were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, which are not considered life- threatening. police have made no arrests. >> police in san francisco have arrested a rape suspect on telegraph hill. this after the suspect was surrounded by police and a helicopter about an hour after the incident occurred. the victim has been rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries. >> still ahead
bit more defensive over the long holiday weekend. > especially with that situation in algeria starting to spark up. good to have you on the show. have a good trading day and a good weekend. > > thanks much, you too. the grounding of boeing 787s is expanding. after the federal aviation administration grounded all 787s operated by u.s. carriers, the faa's european counterpart issued the same order. as our cover story shows you, that list is expanding, with a lot of attention focusing on the battery system aboard the aircraft. polish airlines "lot," the first airline in europe to fly boeing's 787 dreamliner and bought ten of them, found its plane grounded in chicago after its innaugural flight from warsaw. susan witych was booked on the 787's return flight that was cancelled. in its place, the airline will rely on an older 767 aircraft. "i think it was a good decision. if there was any problem with the batteries, that's pretty important. it was a good decision. i feel safer." the groundings follow a series of mishaps in the u.s. and japan that include repeated instances of lithium-ion bat
occurring in these gun-free zones it. seems that we have a fixation with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun-free zone claim that you keep making, you are not the only one who make temperatures unless i am wrong, the mass shooters pretty well know they are going die. they go to kill a lot of people. then they know, at some stage, they will die. all mass shooters, pretty much all of them get killed. >> frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would e a gun-free zone make any difference to them? >> they are looking, it would seem n their sick minds to, see if there a can out-do the virginia tech slaughter or some other thing that may number their perverted minds. why should we give them a neon sign that says, see if you can do better than the last guy over here. >> there was an armed sheriff at colbin, and fort hood, one of the most guarded bases, 13 were killed. >> it a gun-free zone. no guns on base unless you were an mp. >> it remains one of the guarded military bases in the world. >> a lot of good that did. >> my poin
with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun free zone that you keep making. you're not the only one who makes it. unless i'm wrong, these mass shooters pretty well know they are going to die. i mean, they go to kill a lot of people and then they know at some stage that they are going to die. because all mass shooters pretty much get killed -- >> right, and frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would the gun free zone make a difference to them? >> they are looking for, it would seem, in their sick minds, to see if they can out do the virginia tech slaughter. or some other thing that might be in their perverted minds. so, why should we give them a neon sign that says well, see if you can do better than the last guy over here? >> you know there was an armed person at virginia technology and you know there was an armed sheriff at columbine -- >> he fled. >> right, and you know that at ft. hood, one of the most heavily guarded military bases in the world, 29 people were killed and 21 wounded. >> and it was a gun free zone, no gun
national army. we have launched defenses without assistance and are happy to have the french by our side, planning a major role in air support and operations. >> support for the operation is the highest tier -- one of the main streets, french and malian flags side-by-side. the french have been bringing in troops to mali. 100 soldiers arrived here on sunday. they say their forces will stop the rebel advance and pave the way for other soldiers from the west african boc air force. >> -- bloc air force. >> a egyptian the appeals court has overturned the life sentence of former egyptian president hosni mali and his aide -- they are accused of stoppi been failo stop security forces from killing 900 demonstrators. the court threw out non guilty verdicts on separate corruption charges against mali, his sons, and a business -- mubarak, his sons, and a business partner. they will be tried for ordering peaceful protesters killed. >> these are his supporters in the court room, celebrating what they describe as long awaited justice. >> the verdict -- verdict is fair, and by god's will all of his assi
with the defense sec care, who is in italy, watching every move. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. u.s. officials believing that as many as three americans are now being held but caution the numbers are fluid. it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus, headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight. security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead. others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french, and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mali. the french are trying to stop an al qaeda-linked gr
this operation done and get it done right. >> "outfront" tonight, the defense department's former africa counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to
this and will spend a lot of money. and wheyou look at these issues of nominee for secretary of defense, nominee for secretary of the treasury, and these criticisms on diversity, what did he say about that, major? >> well, the president said just hold on a minute. wait until i have made my appointments but for at point. s made so far on the national security side, all white males, treasury secretary, jack lew, an insider, chief of staff now moving over there, there are those who look at this administration and say not only is he not diverse as diverse tas was the% term, but it doesn't have any sort of that low level rivalry contingent that the first term cabinet did. all these people are died in the wool obama loyalists om the tightest elemental elements of the innercircle for president obama. and that is not a diversity criticism t might be a sort of well wa, kind of outside opinions and perspectives are you getting at all, diverse or otherwise, and there are those who are criticizing the president's current approach to his cabinet on those basis as well as diverse knit a more traditional sense
. a research fellow at the national defense university. the comments i about to make regarding chapter 14 never represent the thoughts of my institution, a miami lawyer, department of defense command present my own research and conclusions and i think the for the opportunity for that academic freedom and freedom to publish in the book. in the text with the 80% solution the death of the been long been teetwo and for security i worked hard to justify several points calling t to as constructed from osama bin london and with the american policies subsequent to the death. my general thrust is the following three areas. . . into something galvanized and formidable and therefore a menacing threat to the west and outer regional areas. the unique and acute problem posed by bin laden's al qaeda was its credible effort to grasp itself on top of the wider movement and its one substantial progress ann option was brought together largely and in most significant ways in the region we are talking about here, talibanistan. so i think that's important and a marker as to why this is so important. in the chapter i
based on the weather and based on the other defense. i will also just say this parade is a little bit different from what he might see at the macy's day parade. folks don't stop in front of the reviewing stand to do something this is a moving parade and there's too elements important for planning purposes for the media that will be covering that there is obviously the presidential lefcourt, the colonel discussed it goes with the limo down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. there is a short break after that before the parade begins. it's about 20 minutes. this is so the individuals, president, first family can come back out to the stand and be positioned for the first elements of the military and civilian units that are moved by the standard. >> [inaudible] >> you can probably speak to that the best to read >> as you can imagine for the participants in the parade with approximately 10,000 participants, it is a huge physical demands that happens. primero the staging is going to happen at the pentagon parking lot. they will go through secret service screening and security screens co
debate who will be our next secretary of defense and whether your taxes are going to go up. in case you missed them, they were some of the topics on the sunday political talk shows. to save you some time, we brought together the bright points. take a look. >> do you think you have enough support on alcohol kohl keep an assault weapons ban from passing? >> if he is willing to expend the political capital, you don't want to make predictions, and yo you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> this is not your father's nra, but it represents gun manufacturers and less than half of the funding comes from their member, and they make tens of millions of dollars off of the purchases of guns. >> just his overall temperament and is he suited to run a department or big agency or big entity like the pentagon? >> you have questions about his temperament? >> i think -- i think -- i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way
states your writing of the next few days. france's defense minister says the u.s. has "seconded" its intervention, reportedly providing intelligence as well as transportations and communications support. news of u.s. involvement in the bombing of mali comes as president obama has confirmed its role in a failed french operation inside somalia. in a letter to congress, obama disclosed that u.s. troops provided french -- support to french troops in until effort to recover a french secret agent captured by somali militants. the hostage, dennis allex, was reportedly killed during the failed operation along 17 somali fighters. israel has cracked down on the latest non-violent effort by palestinian activists to stop the ongoing expansion of jewish only settlements in the occupied west bank. on sunday, israeli troops raided a tent encampment dubbed bab al- shams. the e1 construction had largely been put on hold. is resumed work there last month in response to the u.n. vote recognizing palestine as a nonmember observer state. the activists behind bab al- shams pitched around 20 tents at the s
over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb speculative activities in the real estate sector given the persistent housing shortage. he said more land would be allowed for development and that 67,000 private units are slated to come on to the market in the next three to four years. joining us from hong kong, andrew yun g, chairman of international consultants. what's your assessment of the problem with chinese property? and how -- are they right to try these measures? >> i think that hong kong is now in the depth of a lot of contradictions, that being from premier wen
? the government can pay just the interest, social security and defense spending meaning military salaries. markets, of course, democrats say they're going to demand higher wage because of this. republicans will suggesting they'll overlook this gridlock. finally on the economy, a lot of folks saying it would cause a depression. republicans say, there are temporary effects here. now, okay, so let's do this. could you, if you were treasury secretary, so you make spending equal cash flow? get ready to play folks? the debt ceiling game, calling this the home edition, here are different items in the government, in the federal government budget, what you've got to do is check a box, fund it or don't fund it. now we've rigged this now so we've worked on tv. we're going to fund all these things. and what we're going to do is we're going to make our spending equal the cash flow of 277 billion dollars so we're going to pay the interest, we're going to pay medicare, medicaid, social security, military pay, retirement, veterans benefits and defense vendor payments, federal salaries. okay got it. 275. we fund t
, followed by aerospace and defense. companies like boeing, lockheed martin, call back in the third quarter, they came out with earnings for the fourth quarter saying they expected the end of the year to be rather slow. that's not so much of a surprise there. >> yeah. we just heard from daniel morris that he quite liked consumer discretionary. what do you think they're going to post? >> about 11.6%. i would getaway with what your last two guests said. although we have mixed data over the holiday season with mastercard coming out, calling it the weakest season since 2008. however, we ever strong same-store sales. tomorrow, we'll see how the holiday season fared when we get retail sales figures. but so far, analysts expect it to be the strongest sector. but, really, we're seeing the strength in house hold billables. that strength is expected to be up about 50% based on strength within the home builders. we're looking at companies like pulte group and lennar expecting triple digit year on year growth base odd a return in the housing sector. >> christine, good to see you. thanks for joining us.
, which really are top cabinet posts, treasury, state, defense, cia director, have all been white men and that has rankled a number of critics, particularly female critics. >> brianna keilar at the white house, thank you. cnn chief political analyst gloria borger is with me here in "the situation room" right now. and, you know, of course we've got some quick reaction from house speaker boehner -- >> yeah, boom. >> absolutely, let's put it up. i'll read it. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. so it certainly appears we're set up for another major showdown already. >> we are. i thirn it's going to be a bigger showdown in fact than the fiscal cliff. you know, the president today said, quote, we have to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis. then he went and set the stage for yet another crisis, right. this time of course it' over the debt ceiling. and it'
the victim is blamed. young women are flocking to self defense courses. >> i think self defense is necessary for girls in today's time to save ourselves. >> reporter: these young women may have the ability to fend off a physical attack, less so the deeply entrenched attitudes toward women in india. attitudes that would turn parents into would-be killers. this couple recently married at a temple near their shelter. for them, the most important thing is being together, even as virtual fugitives, simply because they fell in love. like so many here, they're hoping that revulsion at decemb december's crime will not only bring justice but also a greater protection and respect for women in india. savannah? >> ian williams in new delhi for us. thank you. >>> let us get a check of the weather from dylan dreyer, who is in for al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by advil. make the switch to advil. >>> savannah, we have exactly 50% of our crowd from california and 50% from new york. who do you want to say happy birthday to? >> my grandmother, yum, who is 81, in reading, p.a. >> she wat
of defense vows to take all necessary steps to deal with the situation. we are live with the latest. >>> grounded. the faa suspends all boeing 787 dreamliner flights in the u.s. overnight, officials in europe announce they will do the same. this morning, the serious problem behind that dramatic move. >>> and unbelievable. it was a heartbreaking story, north dame's biggest football star, grieving through the season after his girlfriend died of cancer. but now, it's revealed she never existed. it was all an elaborate and unthinkable hoax. but was he the victim or was he involved? big questions "today" thursday, january 17, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. >>> this story out of notre dame is astonishing. we are talking about one of the top college football players in the country, manti te'o. he was the runner up for the heisman trophy. >> we talked about what happened here. he had
is manti day yoerk the superstar linebacker. won every defensive award in college football you could at north dame. second in the heisman. part of his story, part of the reason his story was so compelling the last several months is that his grandmother died and then reportedly, his girlfriend died within the span of a day or a couple of days, depending on what report you read. turns out the girlfriend never existed. woman who was supposedly named lennay kekua was the figment of someone's imagination or a sick joke, depending on how ask., a sports website, broke this story. guys this boils down to two things, too deep and lowered their explain now, but do you believe he was the victim of a hoax or do you believe that he cooked up this story to create a narrative around himself? and if you believe that why would he go to such lengths to do that? >> how do you have a girlfriend for over a year that you've never met? you have apparently just had an emotional relationship over the phone and online? i just don't by that. he seems like a nice young man, seems like a great guy.
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